Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 42530 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Body of Proof: 32950 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 25520 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Wildest India: 22520 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. One Born Every Minute: 12360 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

I have resigned as CEO of Eyeworks New Zealand and Australia. It’s simply time for me to hand the reigns over to new blood and leave the production side of television.

There will be a new and exciting leadership of the New Zealand office announced in the next few weeks. John McAvoy is taking over sole charge of Australia.

The recent trend of caring so much more about “carriage” – how content is distributed – rather than building an industry that produces great NZ content, means that our television is amidst very troubled times.

I leave still with a love of television, and hoping that the funders and broadcasters come to realize that all the platforms in the world neither monetarise nor make, great Kiwi content which we can share on the screen in our lounge! “Local” is the real competitive advantage in a commercial and fast-changing television market.

I loved every second of making “The Block NZ”. I have never seen a show in this country that so engaged children and families sitting at home watching TV together.

Eyeworks have been wonderful to work for since they bought my company, Touchdown, nearly seven years ago. Just time for someone else to steer the ship.

Throng has just had it confirmed to us that founder and CEO of Eyeworks New Zealand and Australia, Julie Christie, has resigned.

More soon…


Nearly 10 years ago when Wellington hosted the World Premiere of Sir Peter Jackson’s, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, I struggled to find funding, but eventually succeeded in producing a LIVE 2 hour Red Carpet TV Special of the event, due in no small part to the foresight of SKYTV.

As the Executive Producer I assembled an extraordinary team of people, all of whom worked incredibly hard to produce some of the best event coverage that I have ever been involved in. Continue reading »

With access to the world’s biggest stars and events, don’t miss Sky’s new exclusive series All Access.

Hosted by Dominic Bowden, All Access will ensure viewers are up to date with the latest entertainment news from around the globe, whether from the red carpet at the latest movie premiere, behind the scenes on set at the hottest shows or offering his own unique Kiwi point of view at the world’s biggest entertainment awards ceremonies.

During his impressive career, Bowden has interviewed some of the world’s most recognisable faces from Johnny Depp to Beyonce and Will Smith to Jennifer Aniston and Sky’s delighted to have him joining the team to bring all the glitz and glamour of these international events to Kiwi living rooms. Continue reading »

Simon Doull is a Sky Sport cricket commentator.

What are you most looking forward to for the upcoming cricket season?
I am looking forward to the Friday night HRV cup matches a lot and hope the weather and the public play their part. Also, the tour by England to New Zealand is always much anticipated and I look forward to the barmy army arriving with them.

What is your most memorable moment from watching cricket on TV as a kid?
I can’t say I watched much cricket on TV as a youngster as we were always outside playing it during summer.

What’s the most challenging aspect of being a cricket commentator?  Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Dog Squad: 633,060 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Coastwatch: 617,710 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 613,800 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. One News: 610,970 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Wildest India: 500,960 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Minaj announces reality series

Nicki Minaj has announced she will be featuring in a new three-part E! reality series Nicki Minaj: My Truth. The singer tweeted recently about the show: “u guys are going to go crazzzzyyyyy when you see it.”

Klein to feature in new pilot

American Pie actor Chris Klein has signed up for a new untitled pilot project for the Fox network in the US. Klein will play a character based on talent agent Brandt Joel in the comedy that is being produced by Entourage duo Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Continue reading »

The Broadcasting Standards Authority had not upheld complaints against Close Up regarding a piece on the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

The March 2012 item focussed on a former member of the church, X, who said that she had made several large donations to the church that left her in a position of financial hardship.

Complaints were made by the church and two viewers who believed the item to be unfair and unbalanced. They also argued that the story breached the privacy of the church’s members, including X. Continue reading »